New funding announced to help boost your career

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We’re delighted that people across Scotland will be able to access our range of digital upskilling courses, including our new part-time software development course, through the new funding options.

Funding for graduates

The Digital Start Fund, provided by the Scottish Government and managed by Skills Development Scotland, is currently offering low-income university and college graduates over 25, who have graduated in the past 12 months, grants between £1,000 and £8,000 to cover training in software development, cyber security and other digital fields. 

Our courses eligible for DSF:

Professional Software Development 

Over 16-weeks you’ll learn industry-relevant programming skills, including best practices and Agile methodology and through solo and group projects, you’ll build a technical portfolio to demonstrate skills to employers. 

Software Development – Part Time

Our part-time software development course is designed to give you the skills you need to launch a new career as a professional developer. You’ll learn in-demand skills like JavaScript, Python and more.

To find out more about our courses and for information on the application process, visit the courses section of our website.

You can find out more about the Digital Start Fund on the Skills Development Scotland Digital World website.

Applications for funding via the Digital Start Fund will close on 22nd March 2021 (deadline extended).  

Additional funding options

National Training Transition Fund

Our Professional Software Development and Professional Data Analysis courses are covered by the National Transition Training fund. This fund is open to those who are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020 and are aged 25 or over. Applicants should enquire via the My World of Work website, the Job Centre or go direct to one of the nominated brokers for the fund.

Data Skills for Work

Our data short courses can be funded through the Data Skills Credits Scheme. Individuals can get between £250 and £1,000 to upskill through the Data Skills Credits scheme.

SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

ITA is an individual training allowance of up to £200. Our Python for Data Analysis course is eligible for this funding.


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